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How did you get into gardening?

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 17:54

Here nearly everyone has window boxes hanging from their balconies. So years ago when I came back to Switzerland I decided to do the same. Then we had a ground floor flat with a patio and I got some of those large grey plastic boxes and put holes in the bottom and planted dahlias, tall marigolds and anything else I could lay my hands on and placed them around the edge of the patio. It just went on from there, first house, first garden, flowers, then veg, ad infinitum.

Fact is, I just like to get my hands dirty!

MOB rants

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 17:44

Hi hi, you mean like this?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/25961.jpg?width=353&height=350&mode=max

 

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 17:41

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 16:12

That was quick, thanks Fairygirl and Gilly.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 15:55

Verdun, just saw your reply to the query re Epsom salts for runner beans. May I pick your brain too pls?

Hi Verdun, could you tell me where would you buy Epsom salts, how expensive, can you get it in the usual supermarkets? OH is going to England next week and I would like him to bring some back for me.

Thanks for your answer on here or Evening Forkers, will check out both!

Name this plant challenge

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 15:40

It's a Euphorbia. They do seed themselves, but are easily pulled out where not wanted.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euphorbia_lathyris

Strawberry bug??

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 10:28

They look like aphids to me, see 3rd picture on right of following site:

http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/IPM/english/tomatoes/insects/aphids.html

http://baliwelcome.blogspot.ch/2011/04/pests-and-diseases-on-cultivation-of.html

Best way to get rid is to rub them off by hand.

VERY small garden ideas on a budget

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 19:32

Thanks for the reminder Verdun, just caught it in time!

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 19:23
Singy wrote (see)

Where do i find the seeds? some of the flowers have started falling off now.

Crocus suggest the following procedure:

Saving seed

Cover the flowerspikes with paper bags (such as the those used by bakers to wrap baggettes) to collect the seeds. When the seedheads have dried, shake them to remove the seed and scatter them where you want them to grow. Seeds for other varieties can be sown from early spring to late summer in a coldframe or directly outside in prepared soil. Self-sown seedlings that occur in other parts of the garden are best transplanted when the leaves are about 10cm long. Make sure the newly moved plants are watered very well to help them establish because they have very fine roots which can be damaged easily.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 11:18

Well done Tina. How do you contact Daniel direct?

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